The PAAC Fellowship

Overview

The PAAC Fellowship is a 10-month intentional online learning community that will run from August 2021 through June 2022. Now in its fifth year, the fellowship aims to educate PAACs about our histories, intersectionalities, and activism with the goal of developing a more integrated PAAC identity and deeper relationships with fellow PAACs. Every month, we’ll focus on a different topics and frameworks of interest to PAACs: Asian American history, Asian American theology, Asian American psychology, PAAC political action, and more.

  • Every month, on a Saturday (9am PT/12pm ET), we’ll have a 2-hour live webinar with an expert in the field.
  • Every week, on a weekday evening, fellows will meet in their online small groups, where they will process weekly readings and discussion questions curated by that month’s speaker.
  • During the summer of 2022, fellows will gather for a time of in-person learning and community during PAAC conference. (We encourage you to apply for the fellowship even if you aren’t sure if you will be able to participate in this part of the program in person.)

Fees and Scholarships

Tuition: $550, plus the cost of reading materials, due on September 15, 2021. Payment installation plans (once in September, once mid-year) can be arranged if needed.

We highly encourage fellows to apply for scholarships if cost is a barrier to participating in the fellowship. The application will include an optional section for scholarships.

Applications Open Now!

Applications open: Thursday, July 1, 2021
Application deadline: Thursday, July 15, 2021 Saturday, July 31, 2021

Space is limited and fellows will be accepted on a rolling basis, so applying early is strongly encouraged.

The application includes:

  1. Personal information
  2. Three essay questions
  3. Small group scheduling questions
  4. Two reference letters, one from someone who can speak to your engagement with your faith (a friend, a mentor, a pastor) and one from someone who knows you well. We suggest that you request letters as soon as possible.
  5. Optional scholarship section on the application

Fellowship Schedule

August 28: Introduction (with keynote speaker Kwok Pui Lan, ThD)

Part 1: Theoretical Foundations
September: Asian American History (Tim Tseng, PhD)
October: Faith and Political Action (Tisha Rajendra, PhD)
November: Asian American Theologies (Rev. Jeanelle Ablola)

Part 2: Understanding Intersectionalities
January: Asian Americans and Race (Bianca Mabute-Louie, MA)
February: Gender and Sexuality (Michael Campos, PhD)
March: Disability Justice (Miso Kwak, M.Ed.)

Part 3: Praxis
April: Asian Americans and Mental Health (Jessica ChenFeng, PhD, LMFT)
May: Ecologies (TBD)
Summer: Topic TBD at the PAAC Fellows’ Pre-Conference Session

Questions, Comments, Concerns?

The PAAC Fellowship FAQ can be found here. Testimonials from past fellows can be found here. Please direct any further questions or comments to the PAAC Fellowship email (fellowship@paachristians.org) and we will address them as soon as possible!

Apply Now!